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Reassess the shape of the objects as the drawing progresses: the beauty of chalk pastel is its ability to be repeatedly rubbed back and adjusted. Reinforce only the foreground lines you are happy with, using the sienna pencil, and blend away other lines using your fingertip.

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Build up the shadows using the sienna pastel stick; it is not a good idea to use gray and black for shadow areas when working in pastel because the results tend to appear muddy. Ensure that all extraneous lights are switched off when working on the shadows.

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